Sunday, August 28, 2011

Odds Against You ? Call 'The Equalizer"

Sony continues to reboot its back catalogue of hit feature films and TV series, with Columbia Pictures setting  April 11, 2014  for a release of a remake of the 1980's CBS TV series, "The Equalizer", starring Denzel Washington as 'Robert McCall', a former secret agent turned vigilante for hire.

Director Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive") is reportedly in talks with Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch. Washington previously starred in Escape Artists' "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" , as well as starring and directing "Antwone Fisher" for producer Black.

"The Equalizer", created by Michael Sloan, aired on CBS  1985 -1989, starring Brit actor Edward Woodward as McCall, mixing elements from popular spy films.

McCall tries to make up for his 'past sins', by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter vigilante. People could find him through a newspaper ad that read "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer".

Assisted by a group of contacts from his spying days, McCall stalks the streets of New York City, visiting his own style of vigilante 'justice' against criminals.

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